The Department of Medicine is thrilled and honored to announce the promotion of faculty member Asim S. Khokhar, M.D. to Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Dr. Khokhar received his undergraduate medical education at Allama Iqbal Medical College in Pakistan. He completed his medicine internship and residency at Unity Health, an affiliate of University of Rochester, NY. He then trained at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH, as a Clinical nutrition Fellow, focusing on parenteral nutrition as part of the divisions of Gastroenterology/Hepatology and General surgery. He then completed his Gastroenterology fellowship and Advanced Hepatology fellowship training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Khokhar joined Stony Brook in 2008 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology. He led the Hepatology section and helped build it as Suffolk county's major tertiary referral site for the treatment of Hepatitis C and management of patients with advanced liver disease. He has been featured as a top doctor in the New York metro area in Newsday and Castle Connolly guide for several years.
He has been actively involved in the research and education front as well, training and teaching GI fellows, medicine residents and medical students at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook. He received the teacher of the year award in the division of Gastroenterology for two years in a row and was appointed the Director of Stony Brooks ACGME accredited Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship program in 2013, where he oversaw the training and recruitment of a large number of fellows. He served as the program director until 2017, when he decided to take time off to obtain further training in advanced / interventional endoscopy at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
On his return to the GI division at Stony Brook, Dr. Khokhar is now part of the interventional GI service, which is Suffolk county's major tertiary referral site for the care of advanced and pancreatico-biliary diseases. He splits his time between Stony Brook University Hospital and Stony Brook's teaching affiliate Northport VA Medical Center, where he is tasked to develop their interventional GI services. His research and clinical interests include Interventional Endoscopy, general GI and Hepatology.
The Department of Medicine is deeply grateful for Dr. Khokhar's continued leadership, and we thank him for his consistent dedication to our academic mission, the division of Gastroenterology, our department, and our institution. Our heartfelt congratulations to him on this very well-deserved accomplishment, and we wish him continued success in his future endeavors and throughout his Stony Brook career.